The CW announces Fall 2016 primetime TV schedule

Rounding off the Upfronts today, The CW announced its Fall 2016 primetime TV schedule, which has become pretty crowded. It’s so crowded in fact, that several of the network’s reliable mainstays are being held until midseason in 2017, to accommodate the new shows that The CW wants to push first and foremost later this year!

SUPERGIRLWhile a good chunk of The CW’s schedule is predictable, namely with the returning trio of DC shows staying put, along with Jane the Virgin and The Vampire Diaries, there have been some shake-ups in making room for new shows. Supernatural is moving to a new Thursday night slot most notably, now utilizing Legends of Tomorrow as a lead-in instead of Arrow on Wednesdays, while Arrow will now lead into new sci-fi drama, Frequency.

The Flash is also serving as a lead-in to new comedy series, No Tomorrow on Tuesdays, which now sits in iZombie’s timeslot. Likely to the dismay of fans, iZombie, along with The Originals and Reign, is being completely benched until 2017 (so is The 100, but that isn’t out of the ordinary), with new Archie Comics-themed drama, Riverdale also waiting to debut during midseason next year. Lastly, despite moving from CBS, Supergirl remains in its Monday timeslot from its first season, which continues to put it in direct competition with FOX’s rival DC Comics drama, Gotham, and gives The CW a DC Comics drama to kick off every weekday except for Friday, which is now kicked off by The Vampire Diaries, now serving as a lead-in to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Friday nights, following Supergirl displacing it from its former timeslot. To those curious, The CW didn’t confirm or deny reports that the upcoming eighth season of The Vampire Diaries would be its last.

Thus, the Fall 2016 primetime TV schedule for The CW looks like this:


– SUPERGIRL [Season Two] (8:00-9:00)

– JANE THE VIRGIN [Season Three] (9:00-10:00)


– THE FLASH [Season Three] (8:00-9:00)

– NO TOMORROW [New Series] (9:00-10:00)


– ARROW [Season Five] (8:00-9:00)

– FREQUENCY [New Series] (9:00-10:00)


– LEGENDS OF TOMORROW [Season Two] (8:00-9:00)

– SUPERNATURAL [Season Twelve] (9:00-10:00)


– THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [Season Eight] (8:00-9:00)

– CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND [Season Two] (9:00-10:00)


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